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Somerset Flood Damage

Farmers and residents living on the Somerset Levels claim the Environment Agency is guilty of killing wildlife, farmland and of damaging their livelihood because they've mismanaged the recent floods.

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Accusations of flooding mismanagement on the Somerset Levels

Somerset Levels Credit: ITV West Country

People living on the Somerset Levels says a mismanagement of recent flooding has turned a thousand acres of prime farmland and important wildlife habitat into a swamp.

Farmers and residents of North Curry say the Environment Agency should have pumped last month's floodwater off more quickly. This Spring's grass crop is now mud and rotting vegetation, which can be smelt for miles around.

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